The Rights of Women in Africa and Limitations on Economic Growth Introduction to the Issue Developing countries, namely those which have a lower than average gross domestic product and a low level of material well-being, education and life expectancy (UNDP, 2010) are often marked by familial and organizational social structures that limit options available to women (Bhagwati, 2004). At the same time, women are often responsible for the economic security of their children and extended families (Goetz & Sengupta, 1996), especially in plural marriages such as those common in sub-Saharan Africa where a husband may spend only a few days over a month with each of his several families (Ewelukwa, 2005). Because of the rise of the HIV epidemic,...The end:
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